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CITA calls for tourist cops

CITA calls for tourist cops

| 20/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling for dedicated police officers who, like neighbourhood or community officers, would cover specific tourism zones to keep visitors safe and secure. The latest organisation to raise concerns about the recent crime spike, which has inc [...]

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Cayman cuisine offered online in US

Cayman cuisine offered online in US

| 15/06/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS Business): Foodies across the US can now cook with a Cayman flavour thanks to a partnership between the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) and Chef’d, a fresh ingredient, meal-kit delivery service. This collaboration marks the first travel and tourism partner for Chef’d, which w [...]

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DoT offers hurricane guarantee to visitors

DoT offers hurricane guarantee to visitors

| 05/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Visitors to the Cayman Islands this summer are being offered a Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee by the Department of Tourism. Tourists are being promised compensation if they book a vacation to the islands but have to cancel because of stormy weather. “As soon as a hurrica [...]

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Caribbean tourism body urges environmental action

Caribbean tourism body urges environmental action

| 05/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which represents one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to the escalating effects of climate change, is urging regional nations to support and adopt the Paris Agreement on climate change. In the wake of the US president [...]

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April stayover guests soar to new high

April stayover guests soar to new high

| 17/05/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The continued success story of overnight tourism reached record highs last month when a whopping 38,927 visitors flew into the Cayman Islands, largely from the United States. The figure represents the best air arrival statistics for April since the tourism department began keeping [...]

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Caymanians graduate from wine school programme

Caymanians graduate from wine school programme

| 06/04/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): Seven young Caymanians recently earned a certification in wines and spirits, which could lead to careers in the hospitality industry. The Level 2 certification course, which included 24 hours of class time and 36 hours of practical internship, was the result of a partnership betwe [...]

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Lawyers sue Ironwood developers for $95k debt

Lawyers sue Ironwood developers for $95k debt

| 14/03/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS Business): The company that is planning a huge multi-million-dollar resort based around an Arnold Palmer golf course is being sued by a local law firm for an outstanding debt of around CI$95,000. Despite promoting plans for the proposed significant $300+ million development in Frank Sound, [...]

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Margaritaville Resort to open February

Margaritaville Resort to open February

| 19/01/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The new Margaritaville Beach Resort on the West Bay Road is almost ready to open, officials have revealed. The newly renovated hotel on the site of the old Treasure Island has begun taking reservations, ready to welcome guests at the beginning of next month in the first phase of [...]

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2016 cruise figures fall short on previous year

2016 cruise figures fall short on previous year

| 12/01/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS) Although 577 ships called at the George Town port during the last twelve months, the annual passenger figure has fallen short on the numbers recorded in 2015 by 4,959, according to statistics on the port authority website. In 2015, 575 ships brought 1,716,812 while an extra two vessels bro [...]

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Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

| 06/01/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS Business): Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation to serve Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport daily from Fort Lauderdale beginning 4 June 2017, provided the service receives requisite governmental approvals. On the same date, th [...]

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Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

| 21/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The spread of Zika virus in the region, the weakening of the British pound, terrorism attacks in Europe curtailing travellers and constraints on Cayman’s own room stock were just some of the challenges the tourism sector faced in 2016, but tourist arrivals still grew by around 2.5% nonet [...]

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Tourism heading for another great year for visitors

Tourism heading for another great year for visitors

| 15/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): At the end of September almost 300,000 overnight guests had already visited Cayman this year, setting the tourism sector on track for another great year. Last year was the best year since the Department of Tourism began keeping official records and this year is likely to come very [...]

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Plans to cut dredging go to cruise lines

Plans to cut dredging go to cruise lines

| 15/11/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry councillor, Joey Hew, has claimed that the cruise port’s new design reduces the dredging footprint, as government prepares to begin the tender process for the controversial project, which it maintains will be underway before the election. With the tourism ministry’ [...]

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Dart hotel formally cleared to open

Dart hotel formally cleared to open

| 04/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The tourism minister handed over the hotel licence for the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Friday, paving the way for the hotel’s official opening later this month. The first new hotel to open along Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach for more than a decade, it has 266 guest rooms and [...]

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Cayman hotel closure causes holiday blues for visitors

Cayman hotel closure causes holiday blues for visitors

| 31/10/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS Business): Families planning on visiting the Cayman Islands over the coming weeks and months say they cannot track down the owners or managers of the now bankrupt Riviera hotel in South Sound. Two UK-based families who were expecting to stay at The Riviera over Christmas told CNS Business t [...]

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